“We need real solutions—We will vote on gun legislation starting with the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.”
After the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas this week, Republicans in the Senate advanced a school safety bill, named the Luke and Alex Safety Act after Parkland victims, which was promptly blocked by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
It’s almost like Schumer doesn’t really want solutions.
Jessica Chasmar reports at FOX News:
Schumer blocks Senate GOP school safety bill, angering Republicans
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday blocked a school safety bill that has Republicans crying foul.
After the horrific mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent.
The bill, named after Parkland, Florida, shooting victims Luke Hoyer and Alex Schachter, would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a “Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices” for use by state and local educational and law-enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, health professionals, and the public. And it would require DHS to “collect clearinghouse data analytics, user feedback on the implementation of best practices and recommendations identified by the clearinghouse, and any evaluations conducted on these best practices and recommendations.”
The clearinghouse, which is already available at SchoolSafety.gov, would be codified into law with the bill’s passage.
Schumer objected to Johnson’s request, claiming on Twitter that the bill “could see more guns in schools.”
“The truth: There were officers at the school in Texas,” Schumer tweeted. “The shooter got past them. We need real solutions—We will vote on gun legislation starting with the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.”
That last part gives away Schumer’s game. He doesn’t want solutions. What he wants is an issue that Democrats can run on and the only acceptable outcome is more gun control.
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called him out:
Not surprising that the Democrat leader would lie about the bill he blocked that parents of Parkland victims have been trying to pass for years.
Dems aren’t looking for solutions, they want wedge issues that they hope will keep them in power. Sick. https://t.co/f4zbNb03ey
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) May 26, 2022
As did Senator Rick Scott of Florida:
This was a bill I worked on with the parents of Parkland victims. It’s named after them. You’re a liar and a hack. https://t.co/WKFMLTjT4x
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) May 25, 2022
It seems to me that Schumer doesn’t really give a damn about these kids or any other real victims. Notice how he chokes up talking about the kids who were shot this week but doesn’t forget to include the lame “MAGA Republicans” talking point. This is all just about politics and power.
From CNS News:
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) used the deadly Uvalde, Texas shooting to repeatedly vilify Make-America-Great-Again (“MAGA”) Republicans, in a Senate speech pitching his “Domestic Terrorism Protection Act” on Thursday.
“No amount of bloodshed seems to be enough for MAGA Republicans,” Schumer said, adding that Americans are sick of hearing “the same string of hollow words from the MAGA Republicans that never lead to action.”
“MAGA Republicans don’t want to get the results,” Schumer claimed.
SCHUMER: “No amount of bloodshed seems to enough for MAGA Republicans.”pic.twitter.com/H8Q8Ui3oF3
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 26, 2022
Gun ownership is up across the country because of “defund the police” and other incredibly stupid Democrat policies like bail reform. Schumer and other Democrats need to be told that more gun control is not an option.DONATE
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